Disaster Recovery Planning

What is business continuity management? A vital component of any healthy organization, business continuity management is the process of developing systems of prevention and recovery in response to potential threats a company can face. For most organizations, these threats include IT related issues, an interruption to...

Financial Service Risk Over the last several years, the financial services industry has been hurdled with scandals and loss. Said scandals have cost financial companies millions of dollars and left them with a not so good look. Financial service risks are getting out of hand, so...

We live in a society where risk is ever present and impossible to avoid, no matter what industry you are in. It is no secret that some industries tend to face higher risk than others, therefor they must take additional precautions. PCI-DSS, HIPAA, and NERC-CIP-01...

What is GDPR? A trending topic these days is the latest data regulation that businesses all around the world will soon follow—GDPR. For those of you who don’t already know what GDPR is, let’s start with the basics. GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and...

In wake of the April 2013 attack on PG&E’s Metcalf substation in San Jose, California, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order directing the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to develop a physical security standard requiring transmission owners to identify risks posed...

As a risk assessment professional, when I get into a risk discussion, most security people want to talk about THREAT!  Threat is the most sexy and exciting part of doing a risk assessment. Threats are exciting all by themselves.  Think about all the threats you can...